Bet365

  • Offer: 100% up to £200
  • Min: £10
  • Max: £200
  • Withdrawable: Yes
  • Minimum Odds: 1/2 (1.5)
  • Wagering Requirements: 3.5 x Bonus + Deposit

The welcome bonus at Bet365 is exactly that – a bonus. So rather than a one off free bet, you receive a portion of bonus cash which can be used to bet with just like it was real money and you can split it up the bonus however you wish. And best of all, the bonus itself can be withdrawn once you’ve met the wagering requirements of the offer.

The bonus is a pound for pound match on your first deposit – meaning whatever you put in, Bet365 will double. The maximum bonus you can receive is £200 and there’s a minimum deposit of £10 to qualify.

In addition to the regular welcome offer there’s also a further £50 mobile bonus which you can claim after placing your first bet using a mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet). Both offers can be claimed concurrently, meaning there’s a total of £250 up for grabs.

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How It Works

When you register with Bet365 you will automatically receive a claim code to the email address you signed up with – the code with be made up of 10 digits and in NCDB2. Keep this code safe as you’ll need it to claim the offer.

Next you need to make a qualifying deposit of between £10 and £200 (you can deposit more than £200, but the maximum bonus you’ll receive is still £200).

Then you need to redeem the offer by entering the promotional code in the members section of the site – just go to ‘Members’, then ‘Offers’ and select ‘Enter Offer Code’. You have seven days from the date of the deposit to claim the bonus, so make sure you don’t forget about it.

You need to roll over (bet) your deposit once to activate your bonus, after which there is a further wagering requirement of 3x the bonus + deposit before you can make a withdrawal. Once the WR have been met, the bonus and any winnings you’ve accrued will be converted into cash and can be withdraw or left in your account to keep betting with.

Restrictions

As with most promotions there are a few restrictions you should be aware of, most of which relate to the wagering requirements.

  • The minimum odds for a bet to count towards the WR are 1/2 (1.5).
  • Bets which are ‘cashed out’ using Bet365’s early payout option do not count towards the WR.
  • The following bet types are also restricted from contributing to the WR: Asian handicap, goal line, baseball money line.

Our Verdict

Bet365’s welcome offer is one of our favourites, and offers massive value to punters. Not only is the bonus one of the largest we’ve seen, but it is also itself withdrawable – something that is becoming a bit of a rarity in online betting these days.

Whilst the inclusion of wagering requirements may put some people off, they’re fairly standard when a cashable bonus is offered rather than a straight free bet. The WR are easily attainable and much lower than any of their competitors who offer similar bonuses – especially with the minimum odds being just 1/2.

Put simply, you’re not going to find a bigger, easier to achieve bonus than this one. So if you don’t have an account with Bet365, go get one now and max out that bonus!

Football Offers

Bore Draw Money Back

There is nothing worse than sitting for 90 minutes, sweating over your bet and watching one of the worst games in history only for it to finish 0-0. The dreaded 0-0 draw is something that no football fan wants to sit through and from a betting perspective, the likelihood will be that it wont be aiding you an awful lot. But, bet365 have been kind enough to make this result not as painful as it might be by offering your money back on games that finish 0-0.

The promotion will work on correct score, half time/full time or scorecast bets on any soccer match that they offer in their portfolio. You need to make sure that the bet is a single and has been placed prior to kick off, but if the game does finish 0-0 then they will offer you your money back for your troubles. Not too shabby!

Offer rules

You need have placed your bet before the game starts and as we mentioned, it will apply to all soccer matched that bet365 offer. You wont be eligible for the promotion if you either cash out your bet or have used promotional money to place the bet in the first place.

The markets are strictly limited to correct score, half time/ full time and scorecast, with single bets only being accepted.

100% Euro Soccer Bonus

The feeling of winning a football accumulator is rivalled by very few in the betting industry. You’ve spent all day checking form, past results and recent head to heads to narrow your selection down to something that you feel confident. Your £10 bet is about to give you £200 in return and you are sat glued to the TV waiting for results to come in. Boom! The bet wins and with it a tidy little return on what’s been a meagre investment. But, what if we were to tell you that bet365 were going to give you more money than you thought you’d won, just for being a part of their site. That’s exactly how the Euro Soccer Bonus works!

Essentially the bonus can pay out up to 100% on the amount that you have won for your successful accumulator bet. The price point will work upwards of trebles to a 14-fold+ accumulator. The treble will pay you a 5% bonus where the 14+ fold will pay you a 100% bonus, with every increment in between increasing your bonus amount. You don’t need to opt into the bonus but you your selections must be from the top leagues across Europe that includes the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 and Champions League. You can mix and match your selections – taking teams from each league – and as long as your bet wins, you’ll be in with a bonus.

Offer rules

The promotion will only be available to accumulator bets that includes teams from these leagues. Even one team that is not in any of the 5 leagues will mean you are not eligible to collect this bonus.

The maximum bonus that can be paid out is a tidy £100,000 on top of your original winnings and your balance will be updated within 24 hours of the bet being settled. Bets that have been cashed out or paid for using promotional money will not be eligible for the bonus.

You must make a minimum of 3 selections and the markets that are included are the Full Time Result and the Result/Both Teams to Score. Double chance or combination bets will not be eligible for this bonus.

Each way first goal scorer

There are few things more frustrating when betting on football than seeing your first goal scorer bet fail to score first, but then go on to bag the second goal later in the game. It’s about as infuriating as it gets! You’d done your time researching who will be taking penalties, free kicks and who’s in form, only for him to be shunted off the ball and his team mate take the penalty when he was first pick.

Bet365 have come up with a tidy little promotion that makes life a little less stressful on these types of results. If your first goal scorer pick fails to score first, but goes on to score at any other time in the game then bet365 will pay unlimited each way places at odds of 1/3 of the original price. So, they might score second, third or just at any point in the game and you are going to at least get something for your troubles.

Offer rules

First goal scorer rules apply for this bet, which means that if they fail to make an appearance then the bet will become void and you will get your money bet. Also, if the player doesn’t start the match and comes on after the first goal has been scored then your bet will also become void and your bet returned.

Any winnings from this promotion will be paid out within 24 hours of the market being settled and you will be given the fraction of the first goal scorer market that you took from bet and not the starting price. Live or in-play bets do not count for this promotion.

Racing Offers

Chanel 4/1 and Feature Race 4/1 Risk Free bet

It’s always nice in life to get something for nothing. Whether that’s a free biscuit with a  cup of tea or, in this case, a risk free bet for something that you’d be betting on anyway. Well, bet365 have done just that; the free bet that is, not the biscuit. They are giving you a risk free bet on a ton of horse races from across the UK and Ireland just for placing a bet on a selected horse race.

You may have noticed that the title suggests there are two bonuses. Well, it is two offers but it’s the same offer, just on different races. What you get is a risk free bet on any feature race and any race that is shown live on channel 4 if you pick a winner that is priced at 4/1 or greater. If you mange to pick the right result then you will be awarded a free bet on the very next race up to a maximum of £50.

Offer rules

The bet must be placed as single on either the feature race of the day that you can find on the bet365 website or from any live race that is shown on Channel 4. All you need to do is make sure the price that you get is 4/1 or greater and for that horse to win. If the horse happens to go off at shorter odds than 4/1 but you backed it at 4/1 or greater then the offer will still stand.

The 4/1 price will be affected by Rule 4 or any dead heat rules that may apply after the race has finished. The maximum bet that you can receive is £50 but it will be a match for any stakes below that amount. The free bet should be in your account within an hour of the market settling. The offer will not apply for any bet that has been cashed out.

Sky dogs 2/1 risk free bet

A day out at the dogs is usually action packed and fuelled with booze. Life doesn’t get much better than a couple of beers with your mates with the odd wager here and there. But, what if we told you that you could make it even more profitable? Bet365 are offering a free bet to users who place a bet on a selected race and are successful.

The promotion is essentially a free bet when you pick the winner at odds of 2/1 or greater from any race that is shown live on Sky Sports. So, if you manage to be successful then you will get up to £100 returned in a free bet to place on the next feature race of the day. As bet365 say, ‘Keep backing those winners and we will keep giving you the risk free bet’. You can claim up to £100 in free bets fro each race up to a maximum of £500 per day, so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Offer rules

The offer will apply to single bets on the featured race only and it must be shown live on Sky Sports. Bet365 will state the next upcoming races on their website just to double check if you are still unsure as to which races count.

The offer will work after you have picked your winner at odds of 2/1 or greater and then place another bet on the next race. The bet won’t actually be credited to your account unless the bet loses. So you’d actually stake it with your own money to start with, then if it loses bet365 will deposit then funds back into your account. If your second bet is successful then you will only collect the winnings and the stake will not be returned.

It’s also worth noting that if you qualify for the risk free bet from the final race shown on Sky Sports then it will carry over to the next live race shown on Sky Sports.

Rugby Offers

Rugby Extra Time, Extra Chance

The frustration of seeing your bet failed to be settled in normal time of a rugby match is pretty overpowering for some. Having picked the first try scorer in a game and then seeing no try’s being scored is simply just no fun whatsoever. But, if a game goes into extra time for either rugby league, union or NRL games, then bet365 will allow your bet to rollover and still be settled in that period of extra time.

Obviously this market will only apply to games that are in the knockout format or to games in the NRL where they play a period of extra time and the team that scores the first point in that period will be deemed the winner. Bet365 will carry over any market that hasn’t been settled in normal time and will allow you another chance of winning in extra time. However, if the market still hasn’t been settled by the end of extra time then you will unfortunately lose your bet.

Offer rules

The promotion will only apply to games that go into extra time and this does not include any injury time or additional time that has been added at the end of a rugby union, league or NRL game. You can bet on any market for this to be applied as long as it’s a single and is placed before the game starts. Live or in-play markets are not eligible for this promotion.

The offer will apply to bets that are included as part as multiples though and the market will essentially just count as an extension to that of the second half of the match.

Other Offers

50% US Sports acca bonus

The US having one of the fastest growing sports sections over here in the UK and the range of games that you are able to bet, especially at bet365, is quite staggering. The ‘Yanks’ call their accumulator bets parlay’s but they are essentially exactly the same. We all know how profitable these types of bets are and they can literally mean life changing pay days if you manage to win a big one. Well, they are about to get even tastier as bet36 are offering their punters up to 50% extra for their winnings when placing acca bets on US based sports.

The promotion starts from just a double right up to 12+ folds, and everything in between. The bonus will pay you a percentage of your total winnings on top of the money that you’ve already won. So, if you win £100 with a 10% bonus, then you’ll get £110 paid into your account. The amount of the bonus you receive will depend on the number of teams that you have in your accumulator. A double will start off at 5% and it will gradually work it’s way up until you have 12 or more selections which will get you a 50% bonus.

Offer rules

You can take selections from either regular or post-season games form the NFL, NCAAF, CFL, NBA, NCAAB, MLB or NHL and a combination of games are allowed. Your picks must be taken from the following markets; spread, run line, puck line, game totals, 1st/2nd half points spread, 1st and 2nd half totals and the moneyline.

The maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000 and any games that are void will simply mean that you get paid out at the percentage form the bracket of successful games below your original bracket. Any winnings will be paid into your account within 24 hours of the bet being settled.

About Bet365

Bet365 are probably the biggest bookmaker in the world right now and are the benchmark for the competition. The company have been about since 2000 and have always been purely online based. In fact, they were one of the first to really lead the online ‘boom’ back in the day and since then they haven’t looked back.

What’s been fairly unique about bet365 is that they haven’t upped and their left their original head off ice in Stoke-on-Trent, England unlike many of their rivals seeking softer tax laws. The company are currently employing over 3,000 with a player database of well in excess of 1million these days. These sorts of numbers are the reason why that in 2015 the company reported a record revenue amount of £1.5billion.

Best features

Where do we start? Well, in terms the sports that are on offer, very few bookmakers can really get close to bet365. They offer up everything from football to handball, but their biggest credit has to be the depth in which each sport is covered. It’s easy for a bookmaker to have a sport listed down the side and then going, oh, ok you offer a lot of sports, then to click on the sport and see very few or even no markets to bet on. Well, this doesn’t happen at bet365 and we can assure you that in terms of depth of coverage, very few can get anywhere near.

The live streaming section has to be the best feature on the site though. It’s so in-depth that you could literally use it as standalone TV station! Granted, it doesn’t get all the top games, but in 2105 they announced that they were to offer up a substantial number of games from La Liga, Serie A and other top European leagues, which many cable/satellite channels don’t even offer.

We could write a whole article on the features on offer, but for now we will simply highlight some, including cash out betting (including cash out slider), in-depth statistics section, best match centre for live betting, great on-going promotions, available in dozens of languages and so much more.

Pricing

If you are looking to simply find one bookmaker that you can use for all your bets and be pretty confident that you’re going to be getting around the best price possible, then bet365 has to be that bookmaker. Whilst they aren’t always top price, they are pretty much never far off and are a figurehead in the sports betting industry because of that.

Ease of use

The design of the site is probably the only contentious issue surrounding bet365 and it’s one that splits opinion. For us at least, we think it works well and the few tweaks they keep adding to it over the years have definitely been beneficial. One thing we will agree with though, is that their mobile betting app is a thing of beauty and we would actually rather use that than their online sportsbook!